On July 1st, 2023, I marked one year since I arrived here at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Time flies! It is unbelievable to say that one year is gone since my arrival. I thank the Almighty God for His support and protection in my first Anniversary. At the same time on August 5th, 2023, I will be celebrating 17 years of my priesthood. God has been so good to me. Your support has also been great and overwhelming since my coming here.
This past year, we have shared a lot as a Family of God; we have prayed together, worked together, visited one another, supported one another and mourned our loved ones together.
Allow me to thank you for the great support of the Annual Diocese Appeal that has been extremely successful. I really appreciate your spirit of generosity towards the Appeal. So far, we have raised $76,575.00 which is 201% of our goal of $38,080.00. We appreciate the 159 families/members who have so far participated in this appeal. Our parish sharing will help us to renovate our rectory for the priests to feel at home and stay healthy.
Our Parish Council received new members that showed interest to serve and these will be installed the weekend of August 6th. These are: Bill Shafley, Penni Harrison, Laura Dufrene, Thomas J. Lynch, Jerry Hart, Joseph “Joe” Ellenbecker and Dorothy Hill. I am sure they are going to be resourceful to our growth as a Parish.
We are starting our New Ministry of the Altar Servers. Thanks to the parents that have encouraged their young ones to be able to join that Ministry.
This year starting from June 11th, 2023, on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, the Eucharistic Revival’s Parish Year begun. We are encouraged to participate in the year of Renewal in a variety of ways; be present at the Holy Hour, celebrating sacraments like reconciliation and the sacrament of the Eucharist worthily. I encourage you to participate in this revival by attending a pilgrimage: On October 21st, there will be a diocesan pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C.
Once again thank you for all you do to support the Church.
Sincerely in Christ Jesus,
Fr. John Bosco Walugembe, Pastor
Prince of Peace Catholic Church